TWO late points saw Glenswilly hold on for dear life to defeat Sean MacCumhaills at Pairc Naomh Columba.
Glenswilly 1-10 Sean MacCumhaills 0-11
By Charlie Collins at Pairc Naomh Columba
Keelin Dunleavy and Caoimhin Marley fired over the game-winning scores, while a first-half Shane McDevitt goal also proved key for the Glen men.
The goal came on the 25th minute. Michael Murphy – who was sent off in the closing stages – sent the long ball in. Eoin Gallen, the MacCumhaills ‘keeper, didn’t deal with it and was robbed by Marley. He off-loaded to McDevitt, who slammed to the net.
Five points in the opening 19 minutes – three by Murphy and two off the boot of Marley – had Glenswilly 0-5 to 0-2 in front.
Gary McFadden and Mark McAteer pointed to put Glenswilly 1-7 to 0-3 ahead at half-time.
However, Glenswilly would hit a big scoreless streak and MacCumhaills hit five in a row, with Oisin Gallen finding his range.
MacCumhaills also saw Luke Gavigan denied a goal when Glenswilly goalkeeper Philip O’Donnell saved well.
Gallen bent over from play to draw MacCumhaills level, but Dunleavy and Marley landed the late points that fired Glenswilly to a valuable home win.
Glenswilly held on, but Donegal captain Murphy was sent off four minutes into added time after collecting a second booking from Jimmy White, the referee.
Glenswilly: Philip O’Donnell, Mark McAteer (0-1), Ruairi Crawford, Sean Collum; Cormac Callaghan, Shane McDaid, Jake Kelly; Michael Murphy (0-3, 1f), Leigh Crerand, Sean Wogan (0-1), Caoimhin Marley (0-3), Keelin Dunleavy (0-1), Shane McDevitt (1-0), Gary McFadden (0-1f), Caolan Kelly. Sub: Oisin Crawford for McFadden (52).
Sean MacCumhaills: Eoin Gallen; Aaron Gillooley , Ronan McMenamin, Marty Gallagher, Chad McSorley (0-2), Andrew McCloskey , Steven O’Reilly, Gavin Gallagher, Gary Wilson; Cian Mulligan (0-1), Jamie Keegan, Rory Mulligan, Luke Gavigan, Oisin Gallen (0-7, 4f), Joel Bradley-Walsh (0-1). Subs: Joe Boyle for C.Mulligan (16), Carl Dunnion and Martin O’Reilly for M.Gallagher and R.Mulligan (45).
Referee: Jimmy White (Killybegs).Tags: